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Visiting Professor of Biology

Newman University
Wichita, KS
  • Expired: April 05, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Department of Biology at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas seeks a full-time visiting professor (one year term beginning in August 2022) faculty member who is broadly trained and can teach lecture and laboratory courses such as microbiology, immunology, and possibly biochemistry, as well as contribute to our team-taught freshman biology courses. Applicants should be strongly committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting; the teaching load is 12-15 contact hours per semester. Our faculty members also advise and mentor students and serve on university committees.

This one-year position begins August 2022. 9-month contract. Benefits starting after first 30 days.

Occupational Summary:

Faculty members contribute to the effectiveness of the University by working collaboratively on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. They are models of educated persons, exemplifying the virtues they seek to inspire in students -- curiosity, tolerance, honesty, fairness, and respect for diversity.

Stewardship Statement:
This position is responsible to cultivate and maintain the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman University community, the faculty member will join with the institution's sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. The faculty member is responsible to uphold this mission in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae , fostering an environment where Catholicism is present while encouraging an impartial search for truth across multiple disciplines engaged in interdisciplinary dialogue.

Work Performed:

  1. Teach students in assigned classes in accordance with course descriptions and/or learning outcomes, the course syllabus, and institutional policies and procedures.
  2. Provide students with a syllabus that includes required institutional policies, course objectives, materials, and methods of evaluation.
  3. Provide a workload schedule showing teaching and office hours (minimum of 5 office hours per week).
  4. Maintain accurate and complete course records and submit final grades by the established deadlines.
  5. Communicate with and provide feedback to students in a timely fashion.
  6. Use knowledge of diverse communities and skill sets to diversify teaching methods and delivery of content in instruction.
  7. Provide effective instruction to facilitate student learning in all classes taught; evaluate and assess student learning on a regular basis.
  8. Use appropriate technologies to enhance classroom or online instruction and to achieve established course objectives or learning outcomes.
  9. Attend scheduled discipline, department, division, and college meetings, as required.
  10. Comply with all required college-level and program-level accreditation standards.
  11. Maintain knowledge and competence in the appropriate academic discipline or workforce field.
  12. Maintain any required professional certification or licensure in the appropriate academic or technical discipline, where appropriate.
  13. Remain current with technological and pedagogical advances that promote continuous improvement of student learning.
  14. Complete all university-required trainings including FERPA and Title IX.
  15. Contribute to the overall success of the departments of sciences by completing other duties as assigned and appropriate to the position.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  1. Masters in Biology or closely related field.
  2. Strong commitment to student recruitment, academic advising, mentoring and faculty service.
  3. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Biology.
  2. Broad training in microbiology and/or immunology.
  3. Undergraduate teaching experience.


Submit an application through our website, including a cover letter stating how the qualifications listed above are met, a curriculum vitae , a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, mailing addresses/email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For questions, contact Newman University Human Resources at (see application details) or (see application details) ext. 2202.

Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (see application details), ext. 2202 or email (see application details) in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

Newman University


Wichita, KS
67213 USA



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